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Sherborne actually has two castles.
The now ruins of Sherborne Old castle which was built in the 12th century as a strongly defended palace, Sherborne Old Castle became a powerful Royalist base during the Civil War.
Sherborne Castle ‘new castle’ was built in 1594 by Sir Walter Raleigh as a stately home and now reflects over 400 years of English history. The 42 acres of grounds includes the 50-acre lake created by Capability Brown in 1753 and magnificent landscaped gardens of specimen trees, borders and sweeping lawns. The Castle’s interiors include collections of art, furniture and porcelain, together with Raleigh’s original kitchen, family artefacts and archaeological ‘finds’ from the old medieval castle on view in the castle cellars.
The Castle Tea Room serves morning coffees, light lunches and afternoon teas, whilst the Gift Shop has a selection of gifts, souvenirs and our very own Sherborne Castle wines.
Sherborne Castle 7-day Weather Forecast
Light rain throughout the week, with temperatures falling to 13°C on Sunday.Mostly cloudy throughout the day.Today's Forecast
9->1366% 46% 1 mph
7:37 am 6:15 pmMostly cloudy throughout the day.Wednesday, Oct 18th
10->1775% 93% 5 mph
7:39 am 6:13 pmRain starting in the afternoon and breezy starting in the evening.Thursday, Oct 19th
11->1578% 96% 15 mph
7:41 am 6:11 pmMostly cloudy starting in the afternoon and breezy starting in the evening.Friday, Oct 20th
8->1676% 59% 11 mph
7:42 am 6:09 pmWindy and mostly cloudy throughout the day.Saturday, Oct 21st
9->1479% 55% 20 mph
7:44 am 6:07 pmMostly cloudy starting in the afternoon and breezy overnight.Sunday, Oct 22nd
7->1342% 43% 13 mph
7:46 am 6:05 pmWindy until afternoon and overcast throughout the day.Monday, Oct 23rd
13->1574% 97% 20 mph
7:47 am 6:03 pmBreezy in the morning and rain overnight.Tuesday, Oct 24th
12->1457% 95% 15 mph
7:49 am 6:01 pm
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